The first project was knitting an item that would keep your shoulders warm while sitting around the campfire. The only requirement was that it had to incorporate two different colors of yarn.
Since I have mad crazy trouble finishing even small shawls I decided that I should tackle a two-color shawl for this challenge. Was I deranged when I decided to take this on? Probably!
I settled on a pattern, bought my yarn and started on June 15th (the first day of the challenge that we were allowed to knit). Didn’t like the pattern with the yarn. Picked another pattern. Didn’t like that pattern with the yarn.
By the time I settled on Taygete it was June 23rd. I’d lost over a week of knitting time. Now, I’m not a quick knitter. I’m also not a dedicated knitter. I read a lot, I spend a lot of time on Ravelry just hanging out, so I lose a lot of knitting time to other pursuits. Suffice it to say, the week before the 15th of July (the deadline) a LOT of knitting took place. I finished right on time though.
I adore my Taygete! I need to publicly thank Laura Nelkin and Anne Hanson because without their classes on lace at Spring Fling there is no way I would have finished even this small amount of lace! So, ladies, my most sincere appreciation to both of you!